Exciting Stuff Happening

I added a new feature. Tags! Tags are a great way to find posts. I’ve wanted to add this for a while, and now I’m doing it. It is part of that work I talked about last post. If I didn’t do that work I talked about last post, this wouldn’t be possible.

What are tags? Tags are a way of searching and grouping posts. If I tag all of my posts about hockey with “hockey”, you can just do a quick search on the tag of hockey, and you’ll see all of my hockey posts. You can see the tags at the bottom of the posts.

Tags are nothing new to blogs. But what’s great is that because this is my platform, I have the ability to tag other things. For example, if I have a video, I can tag it the same way I would tag a blog. I can build anything and tag it.

As of right now you can only see what tags are for a specific post, but eventually, you’ll be able to do a search. You’re getting a little bit at a time. It is very cool stuff.

Tags: website • blog • tags • features • videos • things

Larry • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:18 PM

Started the Snowball

It may not look like it, but I’ve been putting in some work on this site. Finally, I’m able to get the benefits of it. In a nut shell, it will be a lot easier for me to update it now. This is a big deal because in order to get an update out there, it would take a minimum twenty minutes. Not really efficient.

I’ve stayed focused on getting little pieces done here and there and there’s always something that I know could be better, but I have to pick and choose battles. I don’t have as much time to dedicate on the project as I’d like, so I just make use of my time as best as I can. I can accept things being broken, or not being the best right now. There’s lots to do. I’ll just keep improving it.

Anyway, there will be some more notable changes coming up shortly. I’m chipping away at it, slowly but surely. Bye.

Larry • Monday, February 12, 2018 12:06 PM

Sleep

I’ve really started to refocus where my attention goes in the past few weeks. It has already made a bit of a difference and made me realize how much there is that I’d like to do. There’s seriously a huge list of things that at some point I’d like to spend some time at least trying and seeing what it is like.

Sleep has always been one area where I’ve sort of neglected. In my head I was all about just getting things done, and you can sleep later. But as I’ve been reading and applying a lot of what I learned, sleep allows a better quality of life. Sure you can sleep for 4 hours a night, and be up for 20 hours, but you won’t be as efficient as if you were to get the 7-9 hours your body needs. Is the difference in hours and efficiency going to make it a moot point? I’m starting to think no.

Maybe it is because I’m getting older that I value sleep more. Maybe it has been the years of having a messed up sleep schedule catching up to me. But I have seen the benefits in a few areas almost instantly and I attribute it to getting enough sleep.

Larry • Sunday, February 04, 2018 2:11 AM

Snow at the Night

Last night, I was walking with Diesel. It was snowing and about 12:30 in the morning. If you don’t like snow, I recommend going for a walk at a similar time, in similar conditions. The snow acts as a sound insulation.

There’s a different silence at that time than any other time.It is just very calm.There is no traffic, there’s no people out making noise. It really is the best time.And the heavier the snow storm, the better.It is one of those things that people do not appreciate about the snow. You hear them complain about the cold, wet and driving, but other than that, you don’t hear too many complaints.I love the way the snow looks, and I enjoy how it feels as I’m walking over it. I don’t get cold since I dress appropriately, and people are hiding inside so just that makes things a bit more quiet and enjoyable.

Larry • Monday, January 15, 2018 3:16 PM

Resident Evil Revisited

Twenty years ago, my brother and I used to play the original Resident Evil games together. They were outstanding and also scared me like crazy. We were never very good, so there was a lot of running back and forth calmly until we figured out where to go, what door to open, etc. Then when you’re not expecting, something would occur to scare us. The game had sequels and eventually morphed into more of an action game and we lost interest.

A while back, they remade the original. I thought it’d be a fun thing to do with our time off to play together, like the old days. So I play, and he watches as I stream and we figure out what is going on. This works great because he remembers the original better than I do. When he knows something about to happen, he allows it to happen and makes me jump 10 feet in the air. Then he laughs at my reaction.

They did an excellent job with the game. There are new things to do and most of the classic pieces are there. There are some things that are nods to the original, but tweaked just slightly to make it fresh. I’m enjoying it a lot. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve enjoyed games that are a bit more slow paced compared to the quick reflex blockbuster titles that everyone talks about. For example, one of my favorite series is Civilization. I can sit, analyze, have a snack as I’m playing. Doing the laundry while playing isn’t a big deal, and so on.

So I’m looking forward to finishing the game, and it is a great way to have a bit of nostalgia, get back into video games and so on.

Larry • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 2:39 PM

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